Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Understanding the Asphalt Roof Lifecycle

The average useful life of an asphalt shingle is 15-17 years. Asphalt shingles have an incredible short life cycle, over 11 billion tons of asphalt shingles per year go into our landfills annually.

Let's look at the lifecycle of the asphalt roof:

When a new roof is installed, family, friends and neighbors may have remarked how it enhanced the beauty of your home. However, research indicates aging of an asphalt roof begins soon after the shingles
are installed and progresses extremely rapidly during the initial curing phase of the asphalt roof lifecycle.

During this curing stage, granule loss may occur, small blisters may develop, or the shingles may curl slightly at their edges. You may even notice this curling is more pronounced during cold weather and the shingles may lie flat as temperatures rise.

The good news, however, is that after this curing stage the asphalt shingles enter a long period of slow aging, which lasts for the major portion of the shingle’s natural life until they need to be replaced.

Call Residential Renovations to learn more about Metal Roofs by the local professional metal roofer at 419-691-3300 or check out our website at www.ResidentialRenovations.com for more information and great manufacturer offers!

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